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Alexander M Gaffke
Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (850) 656-9870 ext. 1002
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Projects
Managing Invasive Weeds and Insect Pests Using Biologically-Based Methods
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439296

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Beetle herding: optimizing the biological control of the invasive air potato vine using attractive semiochemical lures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
What is more important to host-seeking entomopathogenic nematodes, innate or learned preference? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Romero, M.I., Alborn, H.T. 2023. What is more important to host-seeking entomopathogenic nematodes, innate or learned preference?. Agriculture Journal. 13(9):1802. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13091802.
Deciphering plant-insect-microorganism signals for sustainable crop production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomas, G., Rusman, Q., Morrison III, W.R., Magalhaes, D.M., Dowell, J.A., Ngumbi, E., Osei-Owusu, J., Kansman, J., Gaffke, A.M., Jayanthi, K., Kim, S., Tabanca, N. 2023. Deciphering plant-insect-microorganism signals for sustainable crop production. Biomolecules EISSN 2218-273X. 13(6):997. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom13060997.
Attraction of the air potato leaf beetle, Lilioceris Cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to leaf volatiles of the air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griesheimer, J.L., Gaffke, A.M., Minteer, C., Mass, J.L., Hight, S., Martini, X. 2023. Attraction of the air potato leaf beetle, Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to leaf volatiles of the air potato, Dioscorea bulbifera. Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-023-01436-z.
Chinese tallow biological control and pollinators - (Abstract Only)
Chinese tallow biological control and pollinators - (Abstract Only)
Deadly scents: Exposure to plant volatiles increases mortality of entomopathogenic nematodes during infection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Shapiro-Ilan, D., Alborn, H.T. 2022. Deadly scents: Exposure to plant volatiles increases mortality of entomopathogenic nematodes during infection. Frontiers in Physiology. 13:978359. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2022.978359.
Tamarix biocontrol in North America - (Book / Chapter)
Gaffke, A.M., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Drus, G.M., Johnson, M.J., Knutson, A.E., Weaver, D.K., Sing, S.E., Orr, B.K., Thompson, D.C. 2022. Tamarix biocontrol in North America. Book Chapter. 329-355.
Biological control of invasive Linaria spp. in the Western United States - (Book / Chapter)
Sing, S.E., Tosevski, I., Ward, S.M., Weaver, D.K., Gaffke, A.M. 2022. Biological control of invasive Linaria spp. in the Western United States. Book Chapter. 294-311.
Highlights of the Center for Biological Control activities - (Abstract Only)
Using Chemical Ecology to Enhance Weed Biological Control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Alborn, H.T., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W. 2021. Using chemical ecology to enhance weed biological control. Insects. 8:695. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12080695.
Desorption temperature, spme and natural product analyses, how low can we go Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Alborn, H.T. 2021. Desorption temperature, spme and natural product analyses, how low can we go. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47:134-138. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01247-0.
A comparison of collection methods for microbial volatiles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rering, C.C., Gaffke, A.M., Rudolph, A.B., Beck, J.J., Alborn, H.T. 2020. A comparison of collection methods for microbial volatiles. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4:598967. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.598967.
An herbivore-induced plant volatile from saltcedar(tamarix spp.)is repellent to Diorhabda carinulata (Colepter: Chrysomelidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, C.E., Millar, J.G., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2020. An herbivore-induced plant volatile from saltcedar(tamarix spp.)is repellent to Diorhabda carinulata (Colepter: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology. XX(XX),2020, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa079.
Establishing Diorhabda carinulata: Impact of Release Disturbances on Pheromone Emission and Influence of Pheromone Lures on Establishment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, S.E., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Russak, J.A., Mafra-Neto, A., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2020. Establishing Diorhabda carinulata: Impact of Release Disturbances on Pheromone Emission and Influence of Pheromone Lures on Establishment. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 46:378-386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-020-01176-4.
Field demonstration of a semiochemical treatment that enhances Diorhabda carinulata biological control of Tamarix spp. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaffke, A.M., Sing, S.E., Dudley, T.L., Bean, D.W., Russak, J.A., Mafra-Neto, A., Peterson, R.K., Weaver, D.K. 2019. Field demonstration of a semiochemical treatment that enhances Diorhabda carinulata biological control of Tamarix spp.. Scientific Reports. 9(1):1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49459-5.